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Old 6th December 2012, 20:28
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I have some history of Hot Rods and Kustoms in my past vehicle ownership. I hadn't been into that "scene" for some years, but this year's day trip to the Goodwood Revival, where I drooled over Lord March's bare metal 1932 Ford pickup Hot Rod, reminded me why I loved that style of car. I now had a hankering...

After talking to a friend about the rekindled interest he pointed me in the direction of a couple of guys in Bridport, quite local to our workshop. Jon and Russell at Hardy County Hot Rods (http://www.hardycountyhotrods.com) had just what I needed.




I have started to mount the panels on an unmodified 1970's Lotus Elite backbone chassis with cut down GRP floorpan. Wheels are TR3/6 steels (banded on the rear) and engine and gearbox will come from a Volvo 940 2.3 Turbo. I will be trying to fit a few hours in each week and hope to get the truck up and running in a "rough" form in the next couple of months.

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Old 6th December 2012, 20:41
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You just can't help yourself, can you!
Funny, I was viewing the pics on my phone. Read the first bit, looked at the pic and thought what has happened to the Lotus......read on further and there it is!!
Who would have though of putting that style of body on a chassis like that.
That Chris, is what I call lateral thought!

Is that Colin Chapman I see, weeping??

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Old 6th December 2012, 21:16
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At least it should handle well. OK, it will handle as well as a 1970's Lotus with tractor tyres on the rear!!
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Old 17th December 2012, 21:46
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Managed to get a couple of hours on the truck on Saturday. The mock up was pulled apart, here's the Lotus "back bone" chassis for those who haven't seen one of these odd looking things!



A bit more trimming done to the old Lotus floorpan.



Once happy with the position of the cab a 4" gap between the bottom edge and the floor was filled with GRP sheet hot glued in position, bonding paste painted over all the joins and then glassed over with 2x900gsm layers of matt







Nice...

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Old 17th December 2012, 21:53
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I see they do a coupe as well..
Looks good
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OOOO yer bugger, stop it! My project list is to long already. Nice one, Pat
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Are these Gary's old moulds?...

.trucks looking good..certainly a different path from the norm with the running gear
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Are these Gary's old moulds?...

.trucks looking good..certainly a different path from the norm with the running gear
No, they are old JAGO moulds owned by Hardy County Hot Rods (http://www.hardycountyhotrods.com). They also have the 32 Ford Sedan, 32 Sedan delivery, 32 Roadster, 34 Coupe and Gary's old chopped 32 pick up moulds.

I need to have something semi useable engine wise, as I want to drive it everyday, I love V8's but petrol is very expensive
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OOOO yer bugger, stop it! My project list is to long already. Nice one, Pat
Thanks Pat. You can never have too long a list
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Not much time to spend on my own projects at at the moment but due to the need for space at the workshop we needed to get rid of the Volvo estate that was to give up it's engine and gearbox for my truck. So out the came it's "guts" and were dropped into the truck's somewhat smaller engine bay.



A good fit apart from the lack of clearance for a radiator, not to mention the intercooler, the turbo sticking out of one side of the bonnet and the alternator out of the other!!!!!



Wiring anyone?

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My litle DUC with 1000ccm Moto Guzzi engine

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My litle DUC with 1000ccm Moto Guzzi engine

Yep that's cute
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...and heres my pick up. I have owned it so long I dont have any digital pics of it. Built the back in '97. 1275cc. 75bhp ish. Thought it was really fast until I got a gps speedo !
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Ha ha that's great
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Good. It makes most people smile
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...and heres my pick up. I have owned it so long I dont have any digital pics of it. Built the back in '97. 1275cc. 75bhp ish. Thought it was really fast until I got a gps speedo !
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Is this one of yours as well


Interesting 'boat tail' by marlinpeter, on Flickr
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No, that ones not mine, its made from teak and holly faced ply! Good fun twist though. I have always fancied doing a sipper launch stern, but the Morris is a bit high.
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...and heres my pick up. I have owned it so long I dont have any digital pics of it. Built the back in '97. 1275cc. 75bhp ish. Thought it was really fast until I got a gps speedo !
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It's magnificent!
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Love how the truck parts were built. Nicely done. It's like a hybrid of boat and truck

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I love V8's but petrol is very expensive


MAN UP PUSSY, 2 of my three are V8's and I still want a supercharger for the straight 6
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